versión ISSN 0718-7181
VILLARROEL, Mónica. On the Path of Eurocentric Discourse in the Cinema of Explorers. Aisthesis [online]. 2010, n.48, pp. 90-111. ISSN 0718-7181. doi: 10.4067/S0718-71812010000200006.
The films made by European explorers, in the silent film era, are built on a Eurocentric logic when it comes to Latin America. They reproduce the relationships of power identifying, on the one hand, certain features of colonialism that emphasize modernity and progress, and, on the other hand, highlighting the characteristic exoticism, disability and the precariousness of the local indigenous cultures. The following article will review a number of films by European explorers on America from the early twentieth century, as a support to this perspective. It will conclude with a comprehensive analysis of the film Tierras Magallánicas, from the Salesian Alberto de Agostini, interwoven with other film productions from a similar period of time.
Palabras clave : Cinema of explorers; silent cinema; film studies.